A ‘Pink Moon’ will be visible this weekend. Here’s what that could mean for you.

A ‘Pink Moon’ will be visible this weekend. Here’s what that could mean for you.

  • A „Pink Moon“ can be seen for a few days this April. 
  • It’s not actually pink. 
  • Astrologers believe it may affect your emotions.

Editor’s Note: Astrology is just for fun and is not supported by scientific evidence.

On the evening of April 19, a full moon will rise. It even has a nickname: the „Pink Moon.“

But while this makes it sound like the sky is going to be lit up with a pleasant shade of pink, the reality might be a little bit less exciting.

The moon goes through a lunar cycle that consists of various stages and four main phases: the first quarter, the new moon, the third quarter, and finally, the full moon. Astrologers believe that the full moon has a strong effect on all of us down here on planet Earth, and each month, it signifies something new.

INSIDER spoke to astrologers to find out exactly what this Pink Moon means for all of us.

The Pink Moon is actually just a nickname and doesn’t always describe the color of the moon

You might be wondering why this month’s full moon is called the Pink Moon. Does that mean it will look pink when it rises, sort of like how a Blood Moon looks red when it rises? Unfortunately, there’s a possibility that that won’t happen at all. INSIDER spoke to astrologer Cindy Mckean about the meaning behind the name, and she explained that every month’s full moon has a nickname that dates back to hundreds of years ago.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac says the name „Pink Moon“ was given by some Native American tribes after a wildflower known as herb moss pink phlox, or „wild ground“ phlox, that grew during this time. The moon had other names too, Farmer’s Almanac says, such as the „Fish Moon“ by some coastal tribes. (It’s worth pointing out that while the Farmer’s Almanac does not source where it got this information, The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association does mention that different indigenous peoples had names for the full moon at certain times of the year.)

It’s also an important factor in determining when Easter will be, according to Mental Floss. Easter is always the first Sunday after the full moon that appears after the Spring Equinox.

As for the color, Mckean said, „The Pink Moon doesn’t always look pink; however. Depending on atmospheric conditions, it could look yellow, orange, or red. When the conditions are right, the moon will appear to look pinkish.“

The name is inspired by flowers, the spring season, and a period of new growth

INSIDER also spoke to astrologer Paula Pavlova, MoonBox co-founder, who said that this particular moon nickname comes from a specific flower.

„The moon gets her name from the wildflower, ground phlox, which most rampantly spreads pale pink color flower buds like a blanket over the well-hydrated Earth,“ Pavlova said. „Pink is the color associated with new life, represented in often light pink buds waiting for the slow and steady warmth of the sun to turn them green through photosynthesis. The Pink Moon ushers in the energetic theme of rebirth, occurring in all forms of life.“

This sentiment of new life and rebirth has a lot to do with the spring season, Mckean said.

„It signifies a blooming period of spring when life has not only emerged after a long hibernation in winter, but that it’s gaining strength and vitality,“ Mckean told INSIDER.

Pavlova said this Pink Moon might leave you feeling more emotional than usual

Astrologers believe that every full moon has an effect on us, even if we don’t realize it. „In astrology, the moon rules our emotions, cycles, and fertility, among other things,“ Mckean said.

According to Pavlova, the Pink Moon may affect your emotions in an even more intense way than the March full moon did.

„With this one, there is a fragility and a newness to it all,“ Pavlova said. „New relationships may form and new evolutions may take place. Everything is tender, raw, and fresh.“

„The full moon this April signifies revitalization, more stable emotions, and a happier outlook in general,“ Mckean added.

She also said it could be a good time to start something new

Pavlova says that this full moon is „the perfect time to reclaim and reaffirm your values and virtues.“ Astrologers believe you may have a heightened sense of awareness and intuition that will allow you to question your values and beliefs in a productive way.

„This full Pink Moon is a reminder of the consistent rebirth we move through in so many ways and an invitation to be an active participant in that process,“ she explained.

The Pink Moon is in Scorpio, which astrologers believe means it’s also a good time to let go of what is no longer serving you

Each full moon rises in a different sign, and this Pink Moon will occur in the constellation of Scorpio.

„Full moons represent endings in astrology, which is especially appropriate in Scorpio,“ Mckean said. „Scorpio, being a water sign that represents will-power, self-control, and depth of emotions, among other things, means that we can finally let go of whatever has long been heavy on our heart.“

Pavlova said something similar, advising everyone that this is the best time to „let go of the story that surrounds any blockages in your life and make space for growth to occur. If we hold on too tightly to anything, we restrict it from growing into its fullest potential. The more you release, the further the limit for your potential becomes.“

You can probably expect to go through some positive changes during this cycle, according to astrology experts

„The moon will also be making a positive connection with the planet Saturn, the ruler of discipline, boundaries, and structure, among other things,“ Mckean said. This kind of positive influence means that you’re going to go through some changes — but it shouldn’t be something to stress over. Instead, these changes could be beneficial to you and your goals.

By now, you can see that this Pink Moon is the perfect chance to get rid of the things that are holding you back and to start something new, while accepting and embracing your full potential. This also extends to relationships you’re involved in.

„With relationships, you’ll finally have the strength and energy to sever those that serve you ill, thus allowing you to develop even stronger and brighter as spring reigns onto summer,“ Mckean said.

You might also want to begin your spring cleaning around the time the moon rises

This isn’t only an emotional and spiritual time: you’ll feel inspired to get rid of all things that aren’t working for you anymore.

„It’s a perfect time for spring cleaning — literally getting rid of all the unnecessary dirt and cobwebs in your home, and figuratively in your life,“ Mckean said. „In short, celebrate: it’s time for an emotional rebirth!“

 

 

Andre Eger

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THE FULL MOON IN LIBRA CALLS FOR A BALANCED APPROACH

THE FULL MOON IN LIBRA CALLS FOR A BALANCED APPROACH

At 4:12 a.m. PST on April 19, 2019, the full moon will be in Libra.

Day and night. Good and evil. Up and down. Yin and yang. We may think of them as total opposites, but the truth is, you can’t have one without the other.

The same goes for the sun and moon—especially at the full moon each month when their opposition in the sky mirrors the tension between seemingly opposite energies in our own lives. And with this full moon in Libra, we’re even more keenly aware of our own contradictions.

Fortunately, though, we’re also more willing to embrace them. That’s because, as the sign of the scales, Libra is always seeking balance. And more often than not, that means finding the middle ground.

After all, most things in life aren’t all black and white—and Libra helps us to see the shades of gray.

 

WHAT DOES THE FULL MOON IN LIBRA MEAN?

 

Still, sometimes we do need to pick a side…and at this full moon, that’s no easy task. Fortunately, if we’re taking too long to make up our minds about something, the decisive Aries sun is there to hurry us along. When in doubt, go with your gut and do what feels right!

That doesn’t only mean what’s right for you, however. With this full moon in the sign of relationships, we’re asked to balance other people’s feelings, wants, and needs with our own—after all, it’s only fair.

Libra is very big on fairness, both in our personal relationships and in society at large. So, it’s no surprise that this full moon shines a light on any imbalances or injustices that need to be addressed. Strong emotions can get stirred up—but with Libra’s emphasis on people-pleasing, we may be scared to make any waves.

Fair enough—this full moon probably isn’t the best time to go looking for a fight. Still, with Libra’s gifts of communication, cooperation, and compromise on our side, a little controversy may be nothing to fear.

HOROSCOPES FOR THE APRIL 2019 FULL MOON IN LIBRA

 

LIBRA

Everyone’s got an agenda, Libra—and right now, they all seem to be at odds. Fortunately, your loved ones have you to play referee. Unfortunately, this may be the rare situation where it’s impossible for you to stay neutral. At this full moon, don’t be afraid to throw your own hat in the ring!

SCORPIO

All or nothing, Scorpio—as far as you’re concerned, nothing less will do. But constantly pushing yourself to the limit has its own limitations. Without taking time to recharge, it’s just a matter of time before you burn yourself out. This full moon reminds you of the need to balance work with rest, and action with reflection.

SAGITTARIUS

Do your thing, Sag! You love being free to follow your own muse, whether or not anyone else is inspired to come along.  Still, sometimes it’s just more fun to go along with the crowd and be where the action is. At this full moon, don’t let fears of being basic keep you from having a good time!

CAPRICORN

Business is business, Capricorn. And you’re in it to win it—not to win any popularity contests. Still, the “every man for himself” approach isn’t always a recipe for success. As counterintuitive as it may seem, working together often makes more strategic sense. This full moon challenges you to see your competitors as possible collaborators.

AQUARIUS

Once you’ve made up your mind about something, Aquarius, there’s no going back—which makes it even more important to take your time and think things through. This full moon may present a moral/ethical dilemma that puts your judgment to the test. Fortunately, it also provides the balanced perspective that you’ll need to make an informed choice.

PISCES

Share the love, Pisces! With so much to give, it’s a shame to keep it all to yourself. Still, there’s no shame in being selective about whom you share it with. Not everyone you meet is equally deserving of your energy and time. At this full moon, save your best for those who have something to offer you.

ARIES

Who are you, Aries? That’s what you’re on a mission to find out! But looking at life as your own personal hero’s journey can make you overlook one of its greatest lessons. This full moon challenges you to recognize and relate to others—not just as supporting characters, but as the protagonists of their own adventures.

TAURUS

Kindness is its own reward, Taurus—but that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s nothing in it for you. By your calculations, helping someone out at this full moon means having favors to cash in later. Still, if you’re expecting something in return for your good deeds, let them know up front that that’s part of the deal.

GEMINI

You make it look so easy, Gemini. But networking is a subtle art—and you put a lot of energy and thought into getting the nuances just right. After all, it’s a fine line between suave social graces and shameless self-promotion. Fortunately, though, this full moon assists you in striking that ever-elusive balance!

CANCER

Family first, Cancer. No matter how much you’ve got on your plate, there’s no question where your priorities lie. But life can get pretty hectic at times—and when it does, quality time is often the first thing to go. If that’s been the case at your house, this full moon challenges you to correct the work/life balance.

LEO

With a beautiful mind like yours, Leo, you’ve got good reason to be proud. But no matter how brilliant your ideas are, there’s always going to be someone who sees things differently. Try not to take it personally—at this full moon, there’s room for more than one point of view.

VIRGO

Beauty, truth, goodness. For you, Virgo, the best things in life really are free. But with the pressing concerns of day-to-day life, it’s easy to get preoccupied and lose sight of what matters most. This full moon provides a gentle wake-up call and brings you back into alignment with your deepest values.

 

Published on Astrology.com

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Wishing Everyone A Very Blessed & Beautiful Friday! May The Goddess Bless You & Yours Today & Always!

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Good afternoon brothers & sisters of The Craft! To say the least, it has been a while. I believe the last time I talked to everyone was the day before we all had to go to the doctor. I remember Lord Myst had to go to the doctor so I had agreed to go with him since he always goes with me. Then I had to go the next day for a few tests. Since that time The WOTC has been silent.

Lord Myst’s doctor’s visit went fine. But my tests did not go as well as hoped. I won’t go into the details because like you, I am sure I would not want to hear all the boring details. But the basic test results were not good and I get to go to another specialist Monday. This specialist will more than likely put me on treatments, how many a week, I don’t know. But The WOTC’s posting schedule will be changing due to that fact. I will try my best to give you the dates of the treatments so you will know when we will be here or not. Then after I am through with that specialist, I get to go to another specialist (lucky witch, NOT!). This specialist will involve my back itself. I have several nerves below my fusion that have become entangled in my between my discs. This has been one of the reasons I have been experiencing so much pain. Going back to the first specialist, he is the one who is suppose to put me on treatments so I can actually lay down and let them work on my back. I have nerves that have been entangled below my three-level fusion and above my three-level fusion. I don’t want another back surgery but if it stops the pain, I guess I will have it done. It is miserable living in pain twenty-four hours a day and eating pain medication that does you no good whatsoever.

Right now I am in the lurch about what our posting schedule will be. As I mentioned when I found out for sure when the first doctor wants to schedule the treatments, I will let you know. On the days that treatments are schedule, we will try our best to posts the horoscopes, tarot card and rune of the day on the store. The store will remain open and whether I feel like it or not, I will still be running it. It has been advised against me sitting for long periods of time right now, which is great news for you. Less posts and more to the point of what you came here for. Right now the store is the only means of support that we have, so it is vital that it stays open no matter what. We still have bills and daily operating expenses to cover. We would appreciate you visiting it and making a purchase or two, if you can. If you can’t, I will tell you another way you can help to support us and I am not suppose to tell you this, so if this post gets pulled it wasn’t by me but by WP. If you notice there are ads all over this site. We have nothing to do with the ads placed on this site. We signed up for WordPress Ad revenue. The way you can help us out is when you leave the site, click on one of those ads on the way out. You don’t have to buy anything from those ads just click on them. We get the revenue from you just clicking on the ad. It does mound up after a few hundred people click on them. So if you can’t purchase merchandise from Witches of the Craft’s Online Store then just click on an ad and you will be helping us out that way.

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With a purchase of $50.00 or more, you will not only receive this beautiful altar cloth, you will also receive Brass cone incense burner and two packs of White Sage HEM incense cones. Both pictured below. We are also now offering free shipping on all orders. So if you ever wanted to check out the store, now is the time to do so. We have added over 100 new additional items to our store and it is stocked to the brim just for you.

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